Associate Director of the Writing Center, College of the Holy Cross

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

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Reporting to the Director of Writing, the Associate Director of the Writing Center is an administrative position that supports college-wide writing initiatives and has primary responsibility for direction of the Writer's Workshop.  The Associate Director supports students in helping them to develop their writing skills by arranging for Writing Fellows in first-year seminars; evaluating the writing needs of individual students and matching them with appropriate professional writing assistance; and conducting workshops on writing.  In addition, the Associate Director will teach in Passport, the College's three-week summer bridge program, and will teach two composition courses during the academic year in the Department of English.

Provide direction to the Writer's Workshop; oversee operations; develop workshop schedules; administer program budget. Recruit, train and manage student writing tutor/consultants; hire ESL tutors as needed. Facilitate ongoing structured tutoring sessions for students with specific writing needs; work with Academic Services and Learning Resources, Class Deans, faculty, and Disability Services to identify needs and create and implement development plans; provide writing support to individual students as needed.  Collaborate with the Academic Services and Learning Resources to support faculty and students in the writing courses for the College's academic bridge program, Passport.  Support assessment of student writing. Prepare annual report including summary of workshop usage with recommendations for improved structure and/or outreach.

This is an 11-month exempt level position.

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Terminal degree in relevant field, with special interest in writing pedagogy, required.  Experience managing a peer-tutoring center for writing, preferred.  Experienced teacher of writing to students from diverse backgrounds and preparations, including international students and first-generation students.  Understanding of and experience with supporting the writing development of multi-lingual and multi-dialectal students and students with intellectual disabilities.  Fluency in a language other than English preferred; fluency in Spanish given strongest consideration.  

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